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Position Title: Kaioranga Hauora Māori
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.8 FTE 32 hours per week
Date Posted: 28/08/2019
Application Closing Date: 23/09/2019 11PM
Job #: 059433
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Kaioranga Hauora Māori position

Te Korowai Hou Ora - Southern DHB secondary care Kaupapa Māori Mental Health Services

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services (MHAID)

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

  • 0.8 FTE permanent role
  • Exciting new role with regional scope

About the Role

This new role, Kaioranga Hauora Māori, will provide cultural assessment/action plan and interventions which will be developed in partnership with tangata whaiora and their whanau that is recovery focused and promotes good health and wellness. The Kaioranga Hauora Māori will work in partnership with other Te Korowai Hou Ora team members and other Southern DHB MHAID staff.  Reporting directly to the relevant MHAID Charge Nurse/Unit Manager in their place of work for the day to day activities and responsibilities you will also have cultural oversight of services provided by the Kaihautū Oranga Hinengaro.

The position is based in Invercargill, but is part of a team that covers the Southland region and therefore requires flexibility to travel and stay overnight as needed.  You will require a full New Zealand driver’s licence. 

About You

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with knowledge of tikanga Māori and a proficient/learning speaker of Te Reo Māori to join our team of Te Korowai Hou Ora.  Experience working within the mental health addictions and intellectual disability sector is essential along with evidence of fostering strong working relationships within the local Māori community and wider health sector. You will demonstrate your success in working independently and/or as part of a team.

About the Team

Te Korowai Hou Ora is the secondary care Kaupapa Māori Mental Health Service based at Southland Hospital, Invercargill and under the Southern DHB Mental Health Addictions and Intellectual Disability Directorate. Te Korowai Hou Ora service comprises of Registered Nurses, Kaioranga Hauora Māori/Cultural Workers and Kaumatua who provides clinical and cultural expertise to support tangata whaiora and whānau who experience moderate to severe mental illness. 

About the Southern DHB

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.  We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.

The Location

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing Date: 23rd September 2019

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email

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